EVERY Facebook user should check their settings to avoid devastating hacking attacks.
There is a simple check you need to do to ensure you have two features enabled.
We’re talking about unrecognized login alerts and two-factor authentication.
Both can help you avoid being compromised by crooks online.
Go to Settings and then look for the Security section.
Then go to Receive notifications about unrecognized logins.
Facebook warns you when someone logs in from a device or browser you don’t normally use.
Then you can check your account and log out all suspicious app sessions.
You can see who is logging in, where and on what device.
So if you don’t see something, remove the session from your account – and shut out potential intruders.
If someone has been able to access your account, you should change your password as a priority.
And add two-factor authentication to verify all logins with a text message for even more security.
You can do this under Settings > Password & Security on Facebook.
“As always, passwords pose a risk to most people, especially when they’re reused across different websites,” cyber expert Erich Kron of KnowBe4 said recently The sun.
“Cyber criminals know that if they get a password, it’s likely to work elsewhere, so they work hard to get people to give it up.”
Cyber expert Sam Curry adds: “In the short term, consumers should protect themselves with strong passwords and also activate two-factor authentication.
“Resetting passwords is always a good security measure, and you’d be surprised how many people still use the 123456 or ABCDEF password today,” said Cybereason’s Chief Security Officer.
“In this day and age, with a more complex and diverse attack surface, this is never a good idea.
“Laziness is not an excuse, because that’s what hackers are after, and their greatest asset is patience and time.”
Remember: someone accessing your Facebook account can prove very costly.
They could collect significant amounts of information that could be used to hack other accounts.
Or they could impersonate you in order to defraud your immediate family and possibly flush the common coffers.
They could even snoop on your private messages and possibly blackmail or blackmail you or your loved ones.
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